17 May 13
Harlequins has confirmed an exciting group of pre-season fixtures as it prepares for the start of the 2013-14 season.
Following discussions with Leeds and the player, a loan move was agreed for the remainder of the current season. Harlequins will be able to request Clegg's return if circumstances require it and the clubs have also agreed certain times when he will be back with the London club's squad.
"If Rory is to continue to improve and develop as player, then it is important that he plays regularly and starts matches as often as possible," said Harlequins' Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea. "With Nick Evans' in good form and Ben Botica playing well, we are well resourced at fly half. The loan move to Leeds will benefit Rory in terms of regular game time and exposure to the experienced coaching and management of Sir Ian McGeechan and his colleagues."
Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Diccon Edwards added, "We are delighted to have brought Rory into our squad for the remainder of the season. Fly half is a position we have been looking to strengthen and adding a player of Rory's quality and experience will provide us with great competition for the number 10 shirt with Joe Ford."
Rory Clegg joined Harlequins from Newcastle Falcons in 2009 and has represented England at Under 16, 18, 20 and Saxons levels. He has made 53 senior appearances for the club.